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michel and his friends call this gathering the little parliament. people here are fond of discussing politics and world events. they tell me they have long given up hope for a peaceful end to the conflict with their arab neighbors and say without netanyahu there would be nothing at all. we want netanyahu to stay in power, he says. he needs more votes. he is the only one who can protect this country. >> michel's friend jacob says people always say talk to hamas. talk to mahmoud abbas but we don't achieve anything by that. that only brings us more cast is. we need a -- more disaster. we need someone strong or the arabs will walk all over us. the criticism that netanyahu allowed hamas through recent doing to gain strength isn't being talked of. >> he says it's like we're living on a small island. it's only 30,000 kilometers and we have to fight for it every hour of every day. i worry about what will happen to my grandchildren in 30 years. if we don't find a solution, it's only going to get worse. i keep hearing the opinion that israel has too stay strong in a region that is changing rap
with lincoln. i should say, as we're talking right now, the first lady michelle obama, is making her way to the entrance of the west front of the capital, also looking at sunny sotomayor who is about to take her seat among the supreme court justices -- son is sotomayor who is about to takers among the supreme court justices. i c clarence thomas as well. we're having this conversation about 35 minutes before the inauguration ceremonies began. michelle obama herself is a descendant of slaves from the carolinas. >> that is right. sojourner truth was a black woman activist in the 1840's, 1850's and going forward. he raised issues not only about racism and slavery, but also about the rights of women. in particular, how african- american women were treated by the feminist movement in that time. she was a very important character. lincoln's white house was significant because it was the first time of any president of 15 presidents who came before lincoln would not meet with african-american leaders. this simply did not care what african-americans fought with the they were freed african- america
. it started with michelle ramsey as part of her research into genetics. her study will track 12,000 people and four african countries and as part of the world's first pan-african scientific adventure examining the genetics of africans. >> we know body composition is what causes predisposition to diseases and diseases of lifestyle. it's really wanting to understand the genetic bases of it and how the environment interacts with the genetic experience to give us the risks. >> the risks of diseases like cancer and heart disease are set to increase as more africans start eating food with high calories. by 2030, the world health organization fears they'll overtake diseases like hiv-aids as the continent's biggest killers. though africa has the greatest genetic diversity of any continent, the population has been around the longest. very little is known about people's genes compared to europeans, americans or asians. yet that knowledge could be vital in combating a future health crisis. the research will also strengthen science in africa. >> it's opening up opportunities for young researchers such
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